The Texans' DeAndre Hopkins fumbles in front of the Steelers' Cortez Allen and Sean Spence in the fourth quarter Monday night at Heinz Field. Troy Polamalu recovered the fumble.

Report Card: Steelers vs. Texans, 30-23

Gerry Dulac grades the Steelers’ effort Monday in a 30-23 win against Houston. Team grade overall: B+

about 11 hours ago

 Brett Keisel runs with the ball after intercepting a pass
Monday against the Texans at Heinz Field.

Gerry Dulac's two-minute drill: Steelers vs. Texans

A quick look at the top performances from Monday's game.

about 11 hours ago

 Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell carries as he is defended by Texans lineman Jared Crick in the first quarter at Heinz Field Monday night.

Ron Cook: Le'Veon Bell continues to be 
Steelers’ difference-maker

Bell gave the Steelers a lift when they needed it most Monday night — several of them, actually.

about 11 hours ago

 The Texans' DeAndre Hopkins fumbles the ball against the Steelers' Cortez Allen and Sean Spence in the fourth quarter Monday night at Heinz Field. Troy Polamalu recovered the fumble.

Gene Collier: Shocking doesn’t begin to describe Steelers' win against Texans

Take your pick on the most baffling part of the game: dramatic scoring bursts, Steelers big plays, on-field sickness or Texans play-calling.

about 11 hours ago

 Martavis Bryant, a rookie playing his first game, hauls in a touchdown pass for the Steelers in the second quarter Monday night.

Steelers notebook: Martavis Bryant wastes no time making an impact

In his first game, Steelers rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant turned his first NFL catch into a touchdown to help ignite the offense.

about 11 hours ago

 Ben Roethlisberger celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass against the Houston Texans at Heinz Field.

Steelers defeat Texans, 30-23

The Steelers turned a game and maybe their season around with a flurry of points at the end of the first half to beat the Houston Texans.

about 15 hours ago

 Le'Veon Bell takes screen pass for a six yard gain earlier this month against the Jaguars at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 10.20.14

Ray takes your questions in anticipation of tonight’s game against the Texans at Heinz Field.

about 21 hours ago

 Houston defensive end J.J. Watt returns a fumble for a touchdown earlier this month against Indianapolis.

Steelers must be on the watch for J.J. Watt

Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt lines up all over the place and makes plays from everywhere.

1 day ago

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 Steelers coach Mike Tomlin may face even more criticism if his team loses at home tonight against Houston.

Ron Cook: Winning is best way for Steelers to win over critics

Ron Cook says a Steelers win tonight against the Houston Texans should silence the “always right” critics.

1 day ago

 The Texans' J.J. Watt runs back an Indianapolis Colts fumble for a touchdown on Oct. 9.

Gerry Dulac's game seven matchup: Steelers vs. Texans

A look inside Steelers-Texans, including who to watch for on both sides of the ball and three keys to the game.

1 day ago

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Head to head: Steelers ILB Lawrence Timmons vs. Texans RB Arian Foster

The Texans ground game and star running back Arian Foster tend to be a big problem for opposing teams, especially for the Steelers.

1 day ago

 Ben Roethisberger checks the scoreboard in the final seconds of the loss at Cleveland.

Rebuilding can take many forms in NFL

Even if the Steelers insist they aren't rebuilding, every era must end eventually - it's the path teams take from there that is crucial.

2 days ago

 Le'Veon Bell leaves his preliminary hearing Wednesday.

On the Steelers: For Le'Veon Bell, there will be no getting around two-game suspension

Both the good and bad news is that he may indeed enter the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program after he was charged.

2 days ago

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40th Anniversary Season: Sp-Sputtering St-Steelers Win

The Steelers continue to resemble an Evel Knievel rocket shot. They take off with a bang but then they malfunction.

2 days ago

 Mike Tomlin: Has he gone through a worse stretch?

Ron Cook: Mike Tomlin, Steelers have no choice but to accept pressure

As far as Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is concerned, he and his team must embrace pressure, expectations and the scrutiny that comes with it.

2 days ago

 Martin Dezell, center, of Shadyside and a Green Bay Packers fan and his friend Nick DellaNeve, a Buffalo Bills fan, watch football in the bar area referred to as "the horseshoe" at Stack'd in Shadyside.

Bars pay an arm, a leg and a beer for NFL content

The Steelers are king in Pittsburgh. But many bars in the area are paying small fortunes for the ability to broadcast other NFL games.

2 days ago

 In this Aug. 21, 2014, file photo, the Steelers' Stephon Tuitt stands on the field during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Eagles in Philadelphia.

Steelers' Tuitt to get first start vs. Texans

Rookie Stephon Tuitt will make his debut as a starter at defensive end for Steelers Monday night against Houston Texans.

3 days ago

 Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer throws a touchdown pass to Jordan Cameron as he's defended by Steelers' James Harrison in the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland Sunday afternoon, October 12, 2014.

James Harrison: Dick LeBeau not responsible for decline of Steelers defense

Veteran outside linebacker James Harrison defends the defensive scheme and Steelers coordinator Dick LeBeau.

4 days ago

 Browns' Jordan Cameron pulls in a pass for a touchdown against Steelers' Cortez Allen in the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland Sunday afternoon, October 12, 2014.

Steelers notebook: Benching could help cornerback Cortez Allen

The Steelers have benched starting CB Cortez Allen again and will start Brice McCain against his ex-teammates with Houston Monday night.

4 days ago

 From his maniacal workouts to his storied play with the Steelers in the 1970s and '80s, Mike Webster was known for toughness on the field. After his career and life ended, however, he was known as something else — a reason to study brain damage in NFL players.

The story behind Mike Webster, concussions, and Will Smith's movie set in Pittsburgh

Will Smith’s newest project focuses on NFL players and concussions, and the discovery in Pittsburgh of their lasting effects.

4 days ago


Texans overwhelmed in 30-23 loss to Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Confident and in command, the Houston Texans appeared poised for the biggest win of Bill O'Brien's brief

Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to

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The Fantasy Fool: Week 7 Starters & Benchwarmers

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